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NGO holds workshop on Mising traditional food

By Correspondent

SILAPATHAR, May 8 � Under the auspices of Abo-Tani Agricultural Society, an NGO based in Jonai, a workshop was held at Murkong Selek Kristi Bhawan on Murong Okum (Mising traditional food) recently.

The purpose of the workshop was explained by Raju Medok, director of Abo-Tani Agricultural Society. The workshop was conducted by Achyut Doley, president of the society.

Attending as a resource person, Ranuj Pegu of River People, another NGO, pointed out that hundreds of vegetables, root vegetables, medicinal plants, etc are available in the North-eastern region for use as medicine. People are facing diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc due to consumption of food, vegetables and plants grown by using chemical fertilizers.

He said that River People and Abo-Tani Agricultural Society are planning to preserve and recover as well as popularise enthnobotany among the public. Agriculture Officer of Jonai, Y Ali called the educated cultivators to come forward for cultivation of medicinal plants and vegetables.

Lenin Doley, president of Rajakhana GP, announced that he would take up a plan to open an orchard of valuable trees in Jonai area. Abo-Tani Agricultural Society has also decided to give scientific names to food items and medicinal plants used by the Mising community like ambe, takuk, tajik, pakkom, peji, marsang, yorid, rikom, takoang, bangko, ruktuk, kone apun, take mare, etc (all Mising words). The society is also planing to render names of the 60 plants into Assamese and English, a press release issued by secretary Dhanilal Pegu and president Achuyt Doley of the society said.

Legal awareness camp: A legal awareness and literacy camp was held on the occasion of the Labour Day recently under the aegis of the Dhemaji District Law Service Authority.

Ajoy Kumar Basumatary, Judicial Magistrate of Dhemaji, said that the Government has introduced several laws to protect the labourers working in institutions and construction companies. Deprived labourers can take the help of law for their rights.

Expressing the purpose of the meet, advocate T Taye said that the main purpose of the awareness camp was to educate labourers of construction companies at Bogibeel project. The meet was conducted by Unnat Kumar Baruah, ADC of Dhemaji.

The meet was attended by NS Rane, D Bhandari of Railway Department, advocate Tonu Moran, Manuj Kumar Agarwala of BCL manager, PP Metre, Manager of Gammon India, Dilip Bania, OC of Silapathar, Kripesh Baidya of Consumer Rights and Protection Forum of Silapathar and others.

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NGO holds workshop on Mising traditional food

SILAPATHAR, May 8 � Under the auspices of Abo-Tani Agricultural Society, an NGO based in Jonai, a workshop was held at Murkong Selek Kristi Bhawan on Murong Okum (Mising traditional food) recently.

The purpose of the workshop was explained by Raju Medok, director of Abo-Tani Agricultural Society. The workshop was conducted by Achyut Doley, president of the society.

Attending as a resource person, Ranuj Pegu of River People, another NGO, pointed out that hundreds of vegetables, root vegetables, medicinal plants, etc are available in the North-eastern region for use as medicine. People are facing diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, etc due to consumption of food, vegetables and plants grown by using chemical fertilizers.

He said that River People and Abo-Tani Agricultural Society are planning to preserve and recover as well as popularise enthnobotany among the public. Agriculture Officer of Jonai, Y Ali called the educated cultivators to come forward for cultivation of medicinal plants and vegetables.

Lenin Doley, president of Rajakhana GP, announced that he would take up a plan to open an orchard of valuable trees in Jonai area. Abo-Tani Agricultural Society has also decided to give scientific names to food items and medicinal plants used by the Mising community like ambe, takuk, tajik, pakkom, peji, marsang, yorid, rikom, takoang, bangko, ruktuk, kone apun, take mare, etc (all Mising words). The society is also planing to render names of the 60 plants into Assamese and English, a press release issued by secretary Dhanilal Pegu and president Achuyt Doley of the society said.

Legal awareness camp: A legal awareness and literacy camp was held on the occasion of the Labour Day recently under the aegis of the Dhemaji District Law Service Authority.

Ajoy Kumar Basumatary, Judicial Magistrate of Dhemaji, said that the Government has introduced several laws to protect the labourers working in institutions and construction companies. Deprived labourers can take the help of law for their rights.

Expressing the purpose of the meet, advocate T Taye said that the main purpose of the awareness camp was to educate labourers of construction companies at Bogibeel project. The meet was conducted by Unnat Kumar Baruah, ADC of Dhemaji.

The meet was attended by NS Rane, D Bhandari of Railway Department, advocate Tonu Moran, Manuj Kumar Agarwala of BCL manager, PP Metre, Manager of Gammon India, Dilip Bania, OC of Silapathar, Kripesh Baidya of Consumer Rights and Protection Forum of Silapathar and others.